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Moabiker's Tall Tales

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Moabite, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  2. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    That fun mild trail for me on trials bike...hehe took bud to a few branches on that trail that no doubt are extremely technical on anything but trials bike and even pro rider had to push and dab!!! IMG_20190421_125932_hdr.jpg IMG_20190421_124242_hdr.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
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  3. Nice pics Moabite, but I think you had better hurry up and get the XR going.;)
     
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  4. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    Ya working on it, but about 100 other things going on too. That is why yesterday i go for solitude in the mountains to clear my brain.
    ...lost title for 1976 honda becoming a big hassle , argh...
    ...1996 xr title burn up in fire yet replacement title was easy to get...
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  5. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...yamaha it490 (in excellent shape supposedly) may be here soon for me to inspect and test out....
    ...xr600 getting sandblasted today, powdercoat day after!!!
    ...having hard time getting exhaust studs out, torch not work, use mill tomorrow to drill out...
     
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  6. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Weld a nut on it.
     
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  7. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...did, welded on nut and then heat with oxy torch and stud break again,.
    Tomorrow put in mill should work to drill out
     
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  8. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Moabite,
    can your mill run backwards?
    If it does, try using a just less that thread root diameter Left-handed drill bit to remove the broken fastener,
    Sometimes a backwards drill will dig into the fastener and screw it right outa there.
     
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  9. IT490, ah yes, my dream bike back in the 80's.
    Way too powerful for my skill level though, just as well I couldn't afford one.
    I still love the look and sound of those big 2 strokes.:):bike:
     
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  10. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    We shall see, owner picked up 1976 750 yesterday, but he put directly in storage, and he flying back to europe for 6 months today. The XR600 will be his bike too since he paying all the bills but i guess i get to ride it till he gets back and then possibly sell to me. IT490 supposed to be delivered next week, as he was going to buy it on way to airport and have it delivered to me.
    ...Strange arrangement, he must obviously be millionaire, and i completely cash broke mechanic/rider...
    ....edit...toned down some...
    ...but i do not get along at all with my landlord wife...
    ...so world...i am in extremely high anxiety mode...
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2019
  11. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Moabite,
    if your landlord's wife really is a quadruple amputee think about how you'd feel about life after walking a mile in her prosthetics.
     
  12. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Sprained Ankle Top Contributor

    Calling Moabite! Calling Moabite! Come in Please!. I am interested to see what you are up to now that Spring is well underway and Summer is quickly approaching.
     
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  13. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    It is not a good day....it is a GREAT DaY...
    IMG_20190526_191158.jpg IMG_20190526_174057.jpg IMG_20190526_173022.jpg IMG_20190526_191218.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2019
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey Moabite! Happy to see you’re still kicking! I was beginning to think you fell down a ravine and the coyotes ate you! :laugh2:
    Good luck with your new job buddy, hope you still have time to ride!
     
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  15. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    i hate getting stressed out and i was way out there.
    *newly made seat and powdercoated frame for xr600 rebuild in but plastics,bearings, and other parts were destroyed in shipping truck accident and waiting on replacements.
    *i guess yamaha it490 deal not happen
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
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  16. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    ...good things happening since i found Jesus...it was a memorial day in Moab for me .
    ...bike gods sure take good care of me...

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
  17. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Sprained Ankle Top Contributor

    Good to see you are making progress. You will met loads of interesting characters in yor new job. Are there ancient cave drawings in your area or any great mysteries/conspiracies/cold war relics?
     
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  18. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    ...uranium mines and internment japanese camp...before that lots of outlaws hid out during cowboy times in moab area...before that thousands of years ago different indian tribes left pictographs and petroglyphs all over moab...and lots dinosaur bones, footprints all over moab still being found....and now jeep,motorcycle, and bicycle parts becoming part of landscape for generations later to find...but the spirit of a moabiker will be the predominate discovery for many.... wow this riding rocks!
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
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  19. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190529_124922.jpg IMG_20190529_090939.jpg Wild day so far, including wild animals!!! IMG_20190529_103434.jpg
    ...here is stuffed wild cowote with mouth open...
    ...cowote most aggessive animals in desert except for jackalopes...
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    ...this one deceivingly looks innocent with mouth closed, luckily i cowote whisperer, so safe for me... IMG_20190529_090742.jpg View attachment 141671
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
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  20. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Addict Top Contributor

    IMG_20190529_103534.jpg Sooo much i seen today....moto guzzi, more bikes for me to fix, these 3 for $100 with titles IMG_20190529_103541.jpg IMG_20190529_103550.jpg IMG_20190529_103758.jpg IMG_20190529_103745.jpg
    ...moto guzzi $5000...
     
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